After being in business for a while you hear some crazy stories. I've been lucky to be involved in a couple of them, and some of them are bad for business and I'm going to be talking today about how they could have been avoided. One of my favourites is this potential client that called me up and they were still in the process of using our services.
How does the late payment of invoices impact small businesses? Now we've all been there. You've been in business for a while and someone starts paying invoices late. Everything's all good to start off with, and then they start paying things late. What's worse is if you'd have to go out and buy a product to allow for it to be sold. Whatever you're doing, maybe you're modifying something and then on selling and you've had to fork all that money out for the product.
So, we all make mistakes. What we're going to be talking about today is maybe something a bit more important than just dialling the wrong number, and that is hiring the wrong person. If you've experienced the effects of a poor hire, you know what I'm talking about. It's a terrible feeling. You grab them on, you already go through all the interviewing process, you've gone through Seek, you've got 200 resumes that you've looked through. You're resumed out. You could write a book on reading resumes, and no one would read it because it's boring! But you've got there. You've gone through the process of hiring and interviewing, and you've got the person in front of you, or hired remotely, depending on how your business is set up. And you've decided that they are the best person. Then they just don't seem to work the way they interviewed. They're obviously really good at selling themselves, but shithouse at performing and bringing things to the table.
In the traditional sense, engagement is when you find someone, a partner, and you get along so well you decide I'm gonna spend the rest of my life with him or her, and then from that, you decided to become engaged. Employee engagement is no different. It's the same beast. You want to make sure that your employees are engaged with the projects that they're working on and with the company that they belong with. You want to make sure they're engaged, but how do you do that?
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